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Does Gap Need A Change In Management Focus?

by Trefis Team
As it continues to face a decline in sales every month for the past several months, Gap Inc  (NYSE:GPS) seems to be struggling to turnaround. While the decline in October sales was primarily due to the negative impact of a fire in one of its dist...
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How Increased Credit Card Usage Can Impact Visa’s Stock Price

by Trefis Team
As cash usage declines across the developed world and mobile payments become more and more prominent, Visa (NYSE: V) has a massive opportunity to grow its business. One of the biggest revenue streams for the payments company is the revenue it gen...
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GE Healthcare Division Poised For Continuous Growth

by Trefis Team
Global healthcare equipment industry has been growing for the past few years and is expected to continue its growth driven by aging U.S. population, infrastructure development in emerging economies and disruption in technology. U.S. is the larges...
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Does Facebook Need To Focus On Gaming To Increase User Engagement?

by Trefis Team
Recently Facebook (NASDAQ:FB)  announced the launch of “Instant Games”, a new gaming experience on the Messenger app and the Facebook News Feed that allows users to discover, share and play new games without installing any additional apps. This m...
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Why Accenture Is Worth $118

by Trefis Team
Accenture  (NYSE:ACN) is a leader for many of its services in the consulting domain, according to the research firms IDC and Gartner.  However, over the past few quarters it has witnessed strong growth in revenues from its consulting division, wh...
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Can The Rumored Launch Of Surface Phone Boost Microsoft’s Revenues?

by Trefis Team
Microsoft  (NASDAQ:MSFT) has dabbled in the smartphone market without much success. In fact, the company rolled back its plans to launch new smartphones under the Lumia brand in May this year as its strategy to offer cheaper smartphones for emerg...
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Is Caterpillar’s Increased Stock Price Warranted?

by Trefis Team
Following Donald Trump’s victory in U.S. presidential election, the stocks of U.S. construction equipment manufacturers  Caterpillar (NYSE: CAT) and Deere   (NYSE: DE) stocks rose sharply on expectations of increased infrastructure spending by th...
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How Much In U.S. Credit Card Purchases Did The Various Payment Companies Process In Q3?

by Trefis Team
Credit card purchases volumes in the U.S. were just below $790 billion for Q3 2016, with Visa garnering a market share of 52% for the period. The figures above have been taken from the quarterly earnings releases for the card payment companies...
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What Are The Challenges Facing Starbucks And How Can It Overcome Them?

by Trefis Team
Starbucks is the strongest there is in the waning restaurant industry right now. Although comparable sales were below its historical average for the first two quarters of the year, in the third quarter Starbucks’ comparable sales growth met...
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How Much In U.S. Card Purchase Volumes Did The Country’s Largest Card Issuers Report In Q3 2016?

by Trefis Team
The 6 largest U.S. card issuers reported total purchase volumes of $470 billion for retail cards issued by them – nearly 60% of the total credit card purchase volumes for the U.S. in the quarter. The credit card purchase volume for indiv...
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How Are AT&T’s Mexican Wireless Operations Faring?

by Trefis Team
AT&T  (NYSE:T) doubled down on the Mexican wireless market in 2015, purchasing wireless operator Iusacell and the wireless assets of Nextel Mexico, as it looked to diversify operations beyond the saturated and highly competitive U.S. market. ...
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The Odds Of The AT&T Time Warner Deal Going Through Are Improving

by Trefis Team
The odds of AT&T ‘s (NYSE:T) mega-merger with   Time Warner  (NYSE:TWX) going through appear to be more favorable, amid positive signals from the incoming U.S. presidential administration and increasing possibility that the deal would b...
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How Will The CBS-NFL Deal Help CBS Grow In Near Term?

by Trefis Team
CBS  (NYSE:CBS) announced a multi-year deal to stream the ongoing National Football League (NFL) season on CBS’ subscription service (CBS All Access) on Thursday. According to this deal, CBS All Access subscribers would be able to stream al...
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The Chinese Fixed Line Broadband Market Had A Solid Year

by Trefis Team
Broadband internet services have become a big focus area for Chinese telecom companies, as they contend with slowing growth in their wireless businesses and declines in the landline phone segment. Below, we provide a brief overview of the develop...
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Gold and Silver in Review

by Guest Contributor
Submitted by The Gold Report as part of our contributors program Gold and Silver in Review Source: Gecko Research for The Gold Report   11/28/2030   Gecko Research reviews the past week in gold and charts their actions. Gold lost...
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